Epcot Storytellers – looking back to the past

Revisiting a series from 2009… Epcot Holiday Storytellers

In Mexico,Los Tres Reyes Magos share Mexican Christmas Traditions…

Beautiful candlelight processions, happy sounds of children laughing, and sweet smells of the season make Christmas in Mexico a magical, meaningful time of community. In Mexico, Christmas is called La Navidad and its main celebration is Las Posadas, which means

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Epcot’s UK Pavilion – Holidays 2013

The last World Showcase pavilion on our tour is the United Kingdom…

perhaps not specifically “Christmas” but this small garden outside the bathrooms isn’t always this spectacular…

… especially the deep red poinsettias

red and gold ornament inside the shops

this is where you’ll find Father Christmas… years ago, on our

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Epcot’s France Pavilion – Holidays 2013

As you may have expected, there were few items of Christmas-y interest in Japan and Morrocco… Next up is France…

we weren’t the only ones wondering what the connection was between France and the peppermint discs on the light poles… any ideas?

there were three display ornaments containing different elements of French Christmas

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Epcot’s America Pavilion – Holidays 2013

America pavilion is mostly decorated in the Della Robia style…

this year, the large tree was over in Santa’s Village instead of on the fountain in the center

I particularly like the little tin lanterns on the tree

well, they aren’t that little! that’s a full sized (plastic) pineapple right next to

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Epcot’s Italy Pavilion – Holidays 2013

Now, we move on to Italy…

the swags in the wine room included grapes and wine themed ribbon (I really want these wine glasses that have a reflection of World Showcase – Illuminations Reflections of Earth)

the decor in the venetian mask room was quite nice (including the harlequin pattern on the ribbons

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Epcot’s Germany Pavilion – Holidays 2013

Our next stop on the World Showcase ornament tour is Germany (there weren’t many decorations in the china Pavilion)…

very fuzzy teddy bear

the sports shop at the entrance to the pavilion was decorated with sports gear – boots and skis

a little ski lift – very fitting

berry balls

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Epcot’s Norway Pavilion – Holidays 2013

Next country in our tour of Epcot’s World Showcase is Norway

as a knitter, I loved the knitted ornaments from Dale of Norway

Spray adorning a light post – notice the berries and grains, and I really like the jingle bells on the ribbon

Knitted ornament (should be turned the other way, the

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Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion – Holidays 2013

Today we’re going on a tour of ornaments at Epcot in 2013

First country, Mexico… Specifically the decor at the entrance to La Hacienda

Poinsettias are said to originate from Mexico, I really liked the use of them in this pavilion

The use of varicolored glass balls is very festive

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Epcot Decorations past and present

There are few changes in the main decorations at Epcot compared to previous years (see Nick’s 2012 post here).

The main tree had a leaning problem this year (a lot of large trees at Walt Disney World were leaning this year… Very odd). Not really noticeable in this photo… But truly, it’s leaning as though

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Christmas in July

I recently saw two blog posts on the same topic…

WALT DISNEY WORLD & CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

So, I thought we’d jump in with some of our favorite photos of Christmas at Walt Disney World. One of the absolute best things about living so close to WDW is being able to wander over and enjoy

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